Young Dolph: The Legacy That’ll Forever Live On

Recently, the city of Memphis honored legacy of Young Dolph by naming a street after him. The street, which is located in Dolph’s hometown of Castalia Heights, commemorates the iconic artist’s life and legacy. According to reports, the street is located at an intersection near the Memphis Depot Industrial Park. 

Additionally, the rapper was laid to rest in a private ceremony on November 30. Following his recent tribute presented by Rolling Loud, today, the city held a public memorial . Over the weekend, the annual event paid tribute to the late rapper with performances by Key Glock, O.T. Genasis, and others.

Young Dolph Designated Street Name

Long Live Dolph

Besides, Young Dolph was known in Memphis and beyond for his energizing rap music and charitable efforts. As well as having a significant impact in his industry and community during his all-too-brief life. As a result, the Memphis City Council voted unanimously by voice earlier this week to name a street in Dolph’s honor. Reveled today, a section of street in Dolph’s native neighborhood of Castalia Heights will be permanently known as “Adolph Robert ‘Young Dolph’ Thornton, Jr. Avenue”.

The new street, which connects Dunn Avenue to Airways Boulevard and Hays Road, will serve as a permanent reminder of Dolph’s enduring legacy as an artist and resident. On another dope note; The City of Memphis also declared November 17th, Dolph’s death date, to be a recognized Day Of Service in the city. As a result of honoring his lifetime of service to his community.

Brittney Sermons (@theiconicartist), a local artist and University of Memphis graduate (’20), poses with her painting of Young Dolph

Memphis Declares Day Of Service In Honor Of Rapper

Councilman JB Smiley, Jr., who sponsored the honorary street name resolution went on to say: “it’s about celebrating our own. Young Dolph was truly one of us”.

Today, Dolph’s family and loved ones came together to host a “Celebration of Life”. In celebration of Dolph’s life as a rapper, businessman, philanthropist, and family man. Also, the service featured performances, words from Dolph’s family, his Paper Route Empire team, and reminiscences from philanthropy recipients Dolph help over the years. 

Celebration Of Life: Memphis & The World Remembers 

Overall, the event took place a day after the unveiling of his honorary street. On Thursday, December 16th, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tennessee. Lastly, open to the public, the “Celebration of Life” was held. Due to the tickets selling out immediately, it was also live streamed from REVOLT’s YouTube channel. Stay tuned here at KAZI Magazine for more news!

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